Meet the VMware Certified Design Experts

March 22nd, 2010 by jason Leave a reply »

VMware Education Services has unveiled a new site called Meet the VMware Certified Design Experts.  The site serves as a directory of individuals who have achieved VMware VCDX certification, currently VMware’s premier level achievement.  Here you’ll find a short profile and a photo of each of the 39 existing VMware Certified Design Experts around the world.

VMware Education describes the site as follows: 

VMware Certified Design Experts have achieved the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification by building on their VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification. Each expert has taken the extra steps of passing both the Enterprise Administration Exam and the Design Exam, as well as successfully defending a VMware infrastructure design and implementation plan.

VMware Certified Design Experts are part of an elite group of architects leading virtualization implementations around the world. Join this community of experts by earning your VCDX certification.

VCDX’s can use the site to meet others around the world who have been through the process.  Pursuant to VCDX Tip #38, customers, employers, or recruiters can use the site to validate a candidate’s credentials for a project or employment.  For verification purposes, keep in mind that the site is not automated or updated the moment a candidate is minted.  There could be a delay of a few weeks before a certified individual appears on the site.

VMware is working hard to expand the pool of VCDX certified Architects and Engineers.  Many candidates have already satisfied the three written exam requirements and are waiting for their shot at a design submission and defense panel.  VMware typically holds defense panels at major VMware events in the US and Europe.  Just last week, VMware held VCDX defense panels in Munich, Germany, breaking the mold of holding the panels around major VMware events.  Design submissions and defense panels are proctored by existing VCDX’s in the pool.  As the pool grows, VMware should be able to handle larger volumes of candidates.  At that point the system will be pretty well primed and hopefully efficient from a candidate’s perspective.

The VMware Certified Professional Program is designed for individuals who want to demonstrate their expertise in virtual infrastructure and increase the potential for career advancement.  For additional information, you can learn more about the process here.

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